Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial/ Costume

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  1. AbbyDarkStar

    AbbyDarkStar Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Deanna Troi Wig Tutorial:


    Zen and I wanted to do Deanna Troi and William Riker for WonderCon. We were both lucky enough that Anovo’s lent us the use of their prototype redshirt, and screen used science officer outfits. I also have the cranberry jumpsuit that was made for me a couple of years ago that I hadn’t worn to a convention.

    I knew that one of the signature identifying aspects of Troi was her hair. So I set about styling a black-brown lace front wig.

    It arrived poofier than hell, and snarled. I was at a loss and began to do some research!
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    Huzzah! I discovered Johnson and Johnson No More Tangles.
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    Spraying the wig about 4 inches above, I coated the strands with the No More Tangles and then ran my fingers through the hair. It worked beautifully!

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    Once I got the wig entirely detangled, I began the styling process. I separated the hair into parts and began to ‘tease’ it a bit to give it volume in the front.

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    I then pulled it back and secured the front with multiple bobby pins. To get the full look, I went for a half up/half down look that she has in several episodes.

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    Then came the headband. Now, it was the day before the convention so I went with what I had. A childs headband, hot glue and some ‘jewels’.

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    Taking a reference image, I sketched (badly) what I thought the design was. Then, realizing I didn’t have enough jewels of the colors I needed, improvised!
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    The finished product was then pinned into the wig!
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    I plan on redoing the headband with actual beading but in a pinch, it worked! Once I put the screen used costume on, I took the headband off ☺
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    (photos provided by Eurobeat Kasumi & Anovos)

    MUCH THANKS TO ANOVOS FOR MAKING MY INNER TREK FANGIRL SQUEEE
     
  2. iycis

    iycis Sr Member

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    I love reading wig tutorials. Mostly because I'm clueless and want to learn more. You both look great!
     
  3. Rdmaul

    Rdmaul Well-Known Member

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    Great tutorial Abby, really loved seeing this in person!
     
  4. bsj1701

    bsj1701 Active Member

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    looks great!!!!
     
  5. Riceball

    Riceball Sr Member

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    Great job on the wig, I actually saw you & Zen at WonderCon and though that you two made for really good Deanna & Riker. While not deadringers but definitely enough resemblance that you can tell right away that you're supposed to be Riker & Troi.
     
  6. Deelite

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    I also find that Motions Oil Spray helps with any tangles that happen in long wigs. What's nice is that it keeps the fibers shiny as well.
     
  7. Kearstin

    Kearstin Active Member

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    I'm so glad you referred me to start using lacefronts. They're bamf, girl!
     
  8. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking good!!!!

    Definitely a costume that works for you. Great tutorial on the wig as well!

    Chris
     
  9. CelticRuins

    CelticRuins Sr Member

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    Love it! Just ordered my first lace front, and will be ordered another for our LotR costumes. I can't wait! I agree with Kearstin...they are definitely bamf!
     
  10. Ruprekt

    Ruprekt Active Member

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    Counselor Troi was never that we'll built!:lol Looks like you've got the hair sorted out really well. I had to use a lace front wig on my Pamela Anderson bust. The only wig I ever needed for a display fortunately.
     
  11. SpartanSoccer5

    SpartanSoccer5 New Member

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    Awesome costume!
     
  12. IndyFanChuck

    IndyFanChuck Sr Member

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    My wife and I were searching for Troi costumes tonight together and found yours. That is just awesome. Great wig, awesome costumes! Sorry I was late finding this, but I had to compliment you! My wife sends her compliments too! :thumbsup
     
  13. PrimoOptimoso

    PrimoOptimoso Well-Known Member

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    I never got around to commenting on this thread but you look exactly like her - really, really well done.
     

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